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Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Calvary Publishing; 1st Edition edition (June 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1597519774
  • ISBN-13: 978-1597519779
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.2 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #519,727 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I want you to be the first to know about Paul Smith s new book: New Evangelicalism: The New World Order. I have written the foreword to this important book which traces the tragic impact of the denial of the inerrancy of the Bible, plunging the church of the 21st century down the treacherous, slippery slope of accommodation and compromise.

--Pastor Chuck Smith

The facts of North American evangelical slippage that are faithfully if impetuously tracked here need to be widely known and frankly faced. --James I. PackerProfessor of Theology, Regent College, Vancouver, B.C. Canada

A Book Review (excerpt)

By Sarah H. Leslie

One day, several years after I co-authored the monograph The Pied Pipers of Purpose,[1] I received a telephone call from Pastor Paul Smith. He was quite fascinated by our factual information about Peter Drucker, the business guru who developed the 3-legged stool paradigm for societal transformation. He told me how Peter Drucker was actively wooing megachurch leaders during the 1980s to persuade them to join up with his giant social experiment.

This book is a historical account of the deep compromises of the past several generations of evangelical leaders. These concessions have left the current church in a state of crisis and confusion. Pastor Paul traces the seminal seeds that corrupted not only the major denominational churches, but specifically the conservative believing folks in these churches (Introduction). This is a book about the history of the postmodern movement within evangelicaldom, and especially the role that Fuller Theological Seminary and Peter Drucker played in shaping the leaders that would guide the Emerging (Emergent) Church Movement.

--Sarah H. Leslie

Postmodern thinking of the 21st century challenges our ability to know truth. Paul Smith's New Evangelicalism: The New World Order traces the way desertion of the doctrine of the inerrancy of Scripture has led some evangelical Christians away from the absolute truth of God's Word, with a drift toward accommodation to the trends of current culture. Historic Christianity has emphasized the authority of the Bible as the ground of faith and as the test of knowledge derived from reason and experience. Paul Smith's book affirms the inerrancy of Scripture and the work of the Holy Spirit to guide us into truth. This is a timely warning to evangelicals to avoid the temptation to cultural drift that is prevalent today. --William S. Barker, Ph.D. Professor of Church History Emeritus and former Vice President For Academic Affairs, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, PA

Paul Smith traces the downgrade of many evangelical churches that have shifted from inerrancy to mysticism in his book New Evangelicalism: The New World Order. I strongly recommend this valuable book to academics, pastors and especially laymen who have wondered about today s trends within our supposed evangelical churches. Thank you Paul Smith for a job well done. -- Thomas Ice, Ph.D Executive Director of The Pre-Trib Research Center (founded with Tim LaHaye in 1994) and Associate Professor of Systematic Theology, Liberty University and Seminary, Lynchburg, VA

Paul Smith s warning to hold tight to the inerrant Word of God is crucial for believers everywhere to remember. I appreciate his timely caution regarding the compromise in the church and the risks of losing our focus to preach God s Word to meet the need of humanity. -- K. P. Yohannan Founder, Gospel For Asia.

Paul Smith in his book New Evangelicalism: The New World Order has mapped out for us how a major evangelical seminary, Fuller Evangelical Seminary, can begin and continue down the frightful path of denying the full authority of Scripture. Its founders were totally committed to this truth, but over time seeds of doubt crept in and destroyed the Seminary s effectiveness to uphold the truth. Sad to say, but this is becoming more common place than expected among conservative and reformed seminaries. Paul Smith has effectively called us to beware and hold firm to the truth of God s inerrant Word. --James Bland Coordinator, Mission to North America Presbyterian Church In America.



A Book Review (excerpt)

By Sarah H. Leslie

One day, several years after I co-authored the monograph The Pied Pipers of Purpose,[1] I received a telephone call from Pastor Paul Smith. He was quite fascinated by our factual information about Peter Drucker, the business guru who developed the 3-legged stool paradigm for societal transformation. He told me how Peter Drucker was actively wooing megachurch leaders during the 1980s to persuade them to join up with his giant social experiment.

This book is a historical account of the deep compromises of the past several generations of evangelical leaders. These concessions have left the current church in a state of crisis and confusion. Pastor Paul traces the seminal seeds that corrupted not only the major denominational churches, but specifically the conservative believing folks in these churches (Introduction). This is a book about the history of the postmodern movement within evangelicaldom, and especially the role that Fuller Theological Seminary and Peter Drucker played in shaping the leaders that would guide the Emerging (Emergent) Church Movement.

--Sarah H. Leslie

About the Author

Paul Richard Smith was ordained into the Gospel Ministry in 1951. His undergraduate degrees from Life Pacific College and Azusa Pacific University. He Earned a Master's degree from Chapman University. Paul served on the faculty of Victor Valley College and taught history, historiography, and oral history. He founded and pastored Calvary Chapel, Victorville, CA, for 23 years. His public service in county, state, and federal agencies spanned 15 years. Paul enthusiastically assisted his brother, Pastor Chuck Smith of Calvary Chapel, Costa Mesa, CA, in starting the international radio ministry, The Word For Today, which then developed into KWVE 107.9 FM national Christian Radio Station. Continuing to assist his brother, Paul directed the Calvary Chapel Twin Peaks Bible College and conference center, and provided leadership for the Calvary Chapel Outreach Fellowship. Paul continues to be sought after and loved as a pastor's pastor. Paul and his wife, Ruth, have been married since 1948. They have three children, seven grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Paul and Ruth live in Southern California's picturesque high desert. They both continue to energetically respond to Bible teaching invitations both nationally and internationally.

Customer Reviews

Wish every Christian would read this book.
Nancy L. Mehaffy
Most Christian churches believe and have faith in an inerrant Bible.
S. Soyer
This book is a must read; especially for pastors.
Claude T. Stauffer

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41 of 41 people found the following review helpful By J. Alnor on November 2, 2011
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Paul Smith's book, "New Evangelicalism," records the history of the rise and fall of Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. This is the arena where the battle for the Bible was fought and lost to liberal theologians. Fuller's fall is a fall from grace, not a fall from success in the world's eyes, but certainly in the realm of Truth.

Fuller paved the way in the 1960-70s for the now popular Emergent Church's philosophy that culture dictates biblical interpretation. The Bible had to be denigrated to a book that is not God-breathed and inerrant, merely a book that contains the word of God, (which is up to the reader to decipher between God's words and man's), in order for the devil to discredit it.

The same losing battle is being fought on the political front between liberals who want the Constitution to change with the times and not be interpreted by the intent of its authors, and the conservatives who are fighting for upholding the Constitution and our form of government.

Certainly, the very same spirit of antichrist is behind both efforts in order to create the political/religious New World Order in preparation for the seven-year rule of the man of sin. What began at Fuller spread like leaven to other seminaries and Bible colleges in America and around the world. Smith documents the fact that Fuller was ground zero in the Great Apostasy of Christendom.

"When Fuller Seminary changed its Statement of Faith," writes Smith on page 73, "it headed down the slippery slope that spawned new evangelicalism, humanistic church growth programs, and practices that have caused churches to neglect the work of the Holy Spirit as revealer of God's truth.
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Mike Robinson on September 29, 2011
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Right now, truth is assaulted daily, and a lot is at stake. Christians are tempted by alternative-Christian doctrines, emerging faulty sermons, and a cultural thrust to eliminate absolute truth altogether. As a result, countless churches and Christians have been betrayed and mislead. Worse still, many claim to be ministers of Christ within Evangelical venues. And in "New Evangelicalism: The New World Order," Paul Smith brother of Pastor Chuck Smith) reclaims the unwavering truth and confidence of God's Word as he aims to anchor Christians in the eternal, secure promises found in scripture.

This volume is needed because so much of the modern church is sliding down the deceitful slope of doctrinal compromise and deception.
The Emergent Church and others are generating confusion within modern Christianity. Like ancient Gnostics and legalists within the church, the flagrant error is being taught to various congregations throughout America; we need to be brought under the light of God's word in the Bible; if not the Church will not survive.
Nonetheless, when error is exposed, many turn around and call the one exposing error a legalist, hater or too divisive. Yes, press truth in love with patience and respect, but we must follow Paul, Jude, Peter, and Jesus Christ as they stood for truth and opposed false doctrine.

Herein you will discover:

- The clear biblical markers that identify this alarming doctrinal shift
- Why so many modern Evangelicals lack a concern for solid doctrine
- The leaders and churches that deny biblical truth and embrace error

"Behold, the name of the Lord comes from afar, burning with His anger, and His burden is heavy; His lips are full of indignation, and His tongue like a devouring fire.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Sal on July 21, 2012
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This book shows the origins of many of the false doctrines around today. The author names names, but without assassinating characters.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By S. Soyer on February 28, 2013
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Gets into the nitty gritty politics of religion. Most Christian churches believe and have faith in an inerrant Bible. Clergy traditionally have read directly from the KJV Bible and are inspired to preach how scripture applies in contemporary life. However, the New Evangelicalism approaches the Bible from a distance. Emphasis on how to attract new comers to church is used by enticements to individual needs, rather than what the Bible says. This leads to collective salvation, or groupthink not based on fundamentals of the Bible, but man's testing of faith by adhering to groups cultural norms. Satan has gotten into US megachurches on a mega-scale. This book should be read by every member of the clergy and a lesson on fundamental Christianity's true purpose, not a Purpose Driven middle way leading to a 'social justice' church. It seems that a collectivist church wants to prevent sinning by holding parishioner's to standardized Cliff's Notes, rather than the Bible's admonishments. Do not fall prey to this new evangelicalist approach to faith. It requires more faith in man than in God and Jesus Christ our Savior. The Bible rules, guides and provides and we must continue to read it to be replenished by God's love, not man's errant rules.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Lynn on October 11, 2012
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I highly recommend this book! Pastor Paul Smith very effectively brings together so many different pieces that were already begining to creep into my awareness. The author brought that vague information that I already had so clearly into focus with his clear writing style--especially in covering the history leading up to today's modern church trends--and how far we've drifted from our basic Christian beliefs and doctrine that the church was grounded upon. Pastor Smith is evidently a man our Lord is using to carry a very important message Christians today need to hear. . . . for those with ears to hear.

Pastor Smith's book was so very interesting, that in spite of great difficulty reading the past two years, I didn't want to put it down because his writing combined with the history (which isn't normally what I'm drawn to reading so that says something right there!) I could hardly put it down, it is so captivating. Not only is my book fuly highlighted, I even made notes in the margins for future reference which became useful almost immediately as I discussed insights from the book with others.

I purchased additional copies which I've shared with others as well. It would be great if the book were available in audio format for one freind who is visually impaired, and another who doesn't have time to read but will listen to a cd--not a techie. An e-reader or mp3 wouldn't work for either one of them. (We need to remember to keep and offer older formats for our less techie friends when it comes to sharing a book or message in our ever increasing techno age.)
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